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WSA1 Workshop One

Invited Workshop 8 am – 1 pm; (5 CE)
Audience Level: All Levels

Introduction to Relational Models of Psychoanalysis

Presenters
Lowell and Marie Hoffman Brad Strawn Beth Brokaw

 

 

 

Lowell Hoffman, Ph.D. and Marie Hoffman, Ph.D. are psychologists/ psychoanalysts, both having done post-doctoral studies in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at New York University. They are co-directors of the Brookhaven Center for Counseling and Development in Allentown, PA. Brad Strawn, Ph.D. is a psychologist/psychoanalyst and Vice President of Spiritual Formation and Dean of the Chapel at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. Beth Brokaw, Ph.D.; is a psychologist and adjunct professor at Rosemead School of Psychology/BIOLA in greater Los Angeles.

Abstract

Current research has established both the efficacy of contemporary psychoanalytic treatments and their enduring benefits that increase over time. The Institute of SEPTT (Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology) introduces its relationally-based, intensive weekend training program which equips clinicians to provide theologically-informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy. All are invited to attend, along with our beginning candidates. This introductory course examines psychoanalytic history, theory, and practice. Faculty members will present the modality.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to compare relational models of psychoanalysis with traditional models.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify religious narratives that have influenced the development and practice of relational psychoanalytic approaches.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to articulate an understanding of core theoretical and clinical concepts of a relational psychoanalytic approach.

 

WSA2 Workshop Two

Invited Workshop 9 am – 12 noon; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Introductory

Understanding and Treating Personality Disorders: Evidence of Human Resilience (from Clients Who Drive You Positively Crazy)

Presenters
Jeff Terrell
Jeff Terrell, Ph.D. is a popular speaker, author, pastor, professor, and psychologist.  He is the President of Richmont Graduate University (formerly Psychological Studies Institute) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also teaches courses on Personality Disorders and Psychodynamic Theories.
Abstract

This workshop will present an in-depth Christian model for working with all levels of trauma, and is based on the (Ross) Trauma Model and the work of David Seamands. This tiered intervention model incorporates Gestalt, Family, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral methodologies and infuses a spiritual overlay bases in biblical foundation.

Learning Objective 1

Summarize the incidence of personality disorders in the general population.

Learning Objective 2

Recognize the difference between personality disorder and personality style and define the relationship between axes I and II.

Learning Objective 3

List specific defenses for the personality disorders covered, and describe how character style and personality disorder can impact spiritual life and God image.



WSA3 Workshop Three

9:00 am – 12:00 pm; (3CE)
Audience Level: All Levels

Clinical Applications of the HEART (Healing Emotional/Affective Responses to Trauma) Model

Presenter
Benjamin Keyes
Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D., is a licensed professional counselor in private practice, as well as being the Program Director/ Professor in the Masters of Counseling program in Community and School Counseling at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.  He has written and presented internationally on trauma and psychological  first aid.
Abstract

Current research has established both the efficacy of contemporary psychoanalytic treatments and their enduring benefits that increase over time. The Institute of SEPPT (Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology) introduces its relationally-based, intensive weekend training program which equips clinicians to provide theologically-informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  The workshop will introduce relational models of psychoanalysis and their integrative possibilities. All are invited to attend, along with our beginning candidates. This introductory course examines psychoanalytic history, theory, and practice. Faculty members will present the modality. 

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to compare relational models of psychoanalysis with traditional models.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify religious narratives that have influenced the development and practice of relational psychoanalytic approaches.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to articulate an understanding of core theoretical and clinical concepts of a relational psychoanalytic approach.

 

WSA4 Workshop Four

9:00 am – 12:00 pm; (3 CE);
Audience Level: All Levels

A Celebration of Sex: A Model for Teaching Creative Marital Intimacy

Presenters
Doug Rosenau Debra Taylor Gary Barnes Lorraine Turbyfill

 

 

 

 

Doug Rosenau, Ed.D. is a psychologist, marriage & family therapist and certified sex therapist in Georgia.  He is the co-founder of Intimacy Counseling Center and is a professor at Richmont Graduate University.  Dr. Rosenau has written extensively in the area of human sexuality.  His books include:  A Celebration of Sex and Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality. Debra Taylor, M.A. is a marriage & family therapist, as well as a sex therapist/educator in southern California. Gary Barnes, Ph.D. is a psychologist and associate professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Lorraine Turbyfill, M.Ed. is a certified sex therapist and licensed professional counselor in Texas.

Abstract

Christian couples deeply desire practical skills and coaching for creating passionate sex lives. The purpose of this workshop is to equip and empower participants to become sexual educators in their counseling practices and church communities. Special consideration will be given to ways of avoiding common pitfalls when teaching sex in the church.

Learning Objective 1

Identify six key topics for enriching sexual intimacy in marriages.    

Learning Objective 2

Discuss guidelines for teaching sexuality in a variety of church settings with appropriate boundaries and accountability. 

Learning Objective 3

Explain how to utilize a Celebration of Sex workbook and leader manual.


WSB5  Workshop Five

Invited Workshop 2 – 5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Introductory - Intermediate

An Introduction to the Christian Psychology Model: Theory and Practice

Presenter
Tim Sisemore Eric Johnson

Tim Sisemore, Ph.D., is a psychologist and director of the CBI Counseling Center in Chattanooga, TN. He is on faculty at Richmont Graduate University. 

Eric Johnson Ph.D. is a psychologist and professor of pastoral care at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Together, they have been instrumental in founding the new CAPS “Christian Psychology” Professional Development Community.

Abstract

Participants will be introduced to the Christian Psychology approach to relating faith and psychology.  The distinctives of the approach are presented and contrasted with other approaches to relating faith to psychology; concluding with a demonstration of how the Christian psychology approach is applied in the counseling office.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to articulate the main emphases and distinctive of Christian psychology.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to contrast Christian psychology and the other major approaches Christians take to psychology.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to apply the Christian Psychology approach to the practice of counseling.


WSB6 Workshop Six 

Invited Workshop 2:00 – 5:00 pm (3 CE)
Audience Level: All Levels

Addressing Spiritual Issues in Psychotherapy: Ethical & Risk Management Concerns

Presenter
Randy Sanders

Randy Sanders, Ph.D. is a psychologist in independent practice in New Braunfels, TX.  He served as the  executive director of CAPS from 1994-2005.  He is the author of several books, including Christian counseling ethics:  A handbook for therapists, pastors and counselors. 

Abstract

It is vital that practicing clinicians be aware of the ethical and risk management issues that can and do emerge when spiritual concerns become a focus of psychotherapy. In recent years, professional bodies have acknowledged the importance of being sensitive to spiritual concerns in therapy, but the manner in which this is done triggers many ethical questions that must be addressed. This workshop will consider ethical issues such as therapist competence, informed consent, and client autonomy as they apply to addressing spiritual issues in therapy. We will also identify settings in which church-state boundaries limit the way in which spiritual issues can be addressed, and review several noteworthy board/legal cases in which therapists were alleged to have dealt with spiritual or moral matters inappropriately.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to explain the fundamental importance of respecting client autonomy and providing informed consent when offering spiritually-oriented interventions.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify some of the common ethical and risk management mistakes therapists make when addressing spiritual issues in therapy.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to discuss some of the risks inherent in addressing spiritual or moral issues in certain settings and with certain clients.


WSB7 Workshop Seven

2:00 – 5:00; (3 CE);
Audience Level:  Introductory - Intermediate

Preventing, Mitigating, and Alleviating Psychological, Moral & Spiritual Injury


Presenter
Paul Wang

Paul Wang, M.Div., Ph.D. is a Captain in the Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy Reserves.  He is a psychologist in independent practice at AlphaCare Behavioral Health Institute in greater St. Louis; and is an assistant clinical professor in the Family and Community Medicine Division of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Abstract

The wars have had tragic impacts on the mental health of our service members. Psychologists estimate that about one in six service members who have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They estimate that one in three service members who have been wounded in action will experience PTSD symptoms and they believe this rate to be even higher in service members that are reservists or members of the National Guard. These symptoms often do not appear until several months after returning home. In this workshop, the audience (as Christian professionals) will examine ways to use their skills and training to intervene, prevent, mitigate, and alleviate psychological, moral, and spiritual injury.

Learning Objective 1

Discuss the psychological, moral, and spiritual injuries obtained by soldiers experiencing various levels of combat stress.

Learning Objective 2

Describe the importance of acknowledging and treating such injuries within a community context.

Learning Objective 3

Explain how Christian counselors are uniquely suited for treating psychological, moral and spiritual injuries through the grace of Jesus Christ.


WSB8 Workshop Eight

Invited Workshop 2:00 – 5:00 pm; (3CE);
Audience Level: All Levels

An Object Relations Model of Psychoanalytic Therapy

Presenter
Frank Summers

Frank Summers, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a training and supervising analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  He is the winner of numerous teaching awards, and the author of three books: the best-selling textbook, Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology: A Comprehensive Text, and two clinical monographs explicating his theory of psychoanalytic therapy, Transcending The Self: An Object Relations Model of Psychoanalytic Therapy and Self Creation: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Art of the Possible.

abstract

This workshop will provide an overview of the object relations model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and its application to clinical practice. In addition to reviewing the historical, developmental, and clinical roots of the object relations theory, Dr. Summers will offer his unique perspective on the process of translating insight into concrete emotional and behavioral changes by bringing to fruition the latent potential of the patient. He will elucidate his theory that psychoanalytic therapy is a process of self-creation in which the therapist plays the dual role of understanding current patterns and facilitating the creation of new ways of being and relating. The workshop will include detailed discussion of cases seen in analytic therapy to demonstrate how the theoretical model translates into concrete technical steps.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to differentiate an object relations model of psychoanalysis, its evolution in the history of the field and its bases in developmental and clinical theory.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis from the perspective of an object relations model.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to apply concepts from object relations theories to the conduct of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Learning Objective 4

Participants will be able to compare theoretical and applied aspects of object relations theories with other psychoanalytic and non-psychoanalytic models.

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